North Central College - Naperville, IL

Senior musical "Pippin" bursts with show-stopping songs and dance

North Central College students will present "Pippin," a hip, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale.

North Central College students will present "Pippin," a hip, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale and winner of 11 Tony Awards by Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Four performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. March 4, 5 and 6, and at 2 p.m. March 7 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adult and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469). The story of "Pippin" takes place once upon a time, when a young prince Pippin longs to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment.

Kids enjoy memorable academic, athletic summer camps at North Central

Children in elementary, middle and high school can take advantage of summer camps in broadcasting, computers, theatre and sports at North Central College.

Children in elementary, middle and high school can take advantage of exciting summer camps in broadcasting, computers, theatre and various sports at North Central College.

Registration is underway for academic and athletic camps for ages 5 years and older. Camps begin in June and continue through mid-August. Visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/community-and-visitors/summer-camps-workshops to view a complete catalog or call 630-637-5560 for details.

Students write, compose, direct musical "Tell Me Truly"

North Central College students will present a four-performance run of "Tell Me Truly," an exciting, guitar-driven original musical.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Jan. 22, 2010--North Central College students will present a four-performance run of "Tell Me Truly," an exciting, guitar-driven original musical written by senior Chad Comello and junior Taylor Martin. The play is presented by The Company, a student club with members who are passionate about theatre and want to explore new theatrical ideas.

Student organization hosts Second City Touring Company

Chicago's Second City Touring Company will perform at North Central College at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville.

Chicago's Second City Touring Company will perform at North Central College at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville.

This event is free to the public and campus community and is sponsored by North Central's College Union Activities Board (CUAB) student organization. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and seating is general admission.

"Out of Order" brings laughter, love to the stage

"Out of Order" brings laughter, love to the stage

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Senior Alyssa Digges will direct Out of Order, a comedic farce by British playwright Ray Cooney, Jan. 7, 8 and 9 as part of North Central’s Student Director Series. It's an adult comedy about a romantic evening that goes terribly awry. The plot line features Richard Willey, the Junior Prime Minister, who plans to spend an evening with Jane, a secretary for the Opposition, in the Westminster Hotel in London. Things go disastrously wrong, beginning with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel room’s unreliable window.


Barry Skurkis showcases artwork

Barry Skurkis showcases artwork

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Barry Skurkis, associate professor of art and chair of art and theatre, will showcase three artworks in the Chicago Society of Artist exhibition “Reality and Beyond,” which runs Nov. 7 through Dec. 18 and is sponsored by the Bloomingdale Park District Museum at 108 S. Bloomingdale Road in Bloomingdale. Inspired by his trip to Alaska last summer, his works include “Humpback Salmon,” a pastel; “Halibut,” a pastel; and “Arctic Grayling,” a hand-colored artist proof. An artist’s reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov.


Ramona Wis addresses leadership in workshops

Ramona Wis addresses leadership in workshops

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Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor and chair of music, was a featured presenter at the GALA Choruses Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 4, presenting all-day, in-depth institutes on leadership to artistic directors and conductors from around the country. On Sept. 2, she also presented an in-service workshop on leadership to District 125 K-12 music educators in Lincolnshire, IL.


Alumnus Highlight: Susan Siman '87

 

When TV news anchor Susan Siman ’87 Marcou of Madison, WI, got the call from CBS News in New York that she’d be part of a report by Katie Couric on the Wisconsin floods in June, she called upon her forensics training from her days at North Central College. It was exciting and frightening all at once, she admits.

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